How to Have a Happy, Well-Balanced Home and Work LifeBy Natalie Jones, Homeowner Bliss
November 10, 2021
While the early days of a startup venture can be hectic, make sure you’re taking good care of yourself, your health, and your family’s well-being.
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One of an entrepreneur’s greatest challenges is that
of finding a healthy work-life balance, and this challenge is even greater when
you’re running a hobby farm, ranching or other business from home. While the early days of a
startup venture can be hectic, making sure you’re taking good care of yourself,
your health, and your family’s well-being are all essential.
To help you get a handle on that ever-elusive
work-life balance, United
Country Real Estate offers the following advice.
Take a Holistic Approach To Life
Finding and maintaining consistency as an entrepreneur
means looking at your business, and your life, in an overarching and
all-encompassing way. Much of this can be done through intentional planning on
the work front, and the home and personal life fronts.
● Consider setting a work
schedule and adhering to it as much as possible.
● Decide what’s important to
you as an individual, and as a family.
● Prioritize how you spend your
time and energy.
Living and working in an intentional fashion can help
ensure you’re giving time and thought to everything that’s important to you
without making any single part of your life your primary focus.
Help Your Business Run Efficiently
Strategizing and pre-planning on the front end can
make your business run more smoothly than trying to put out fires as they
● Create a business and marketing plan.
● Establish operational
● Ensure you have the right
types of insurance, financial management,
licenses, and business structure in place.
For example, forming a limited
liability company, or LLC, can help protect you from some
kinds of liability, give you more flexibility, and make it easier to file your
taxes. You can hire an attorney to do the work, handle matters yourself, or
better yet, use a formation service to manage the details. LLC formation laws
vary from one state to another, so learn about yours in advance.
Buy “Extra” Time
Make room in your business and household budget for
hiring help as necessary to make your life and your work more manageable.
Freelancers and independent contractors can often take the place of full-time
employees. For example, consider hiring a professional and outsourcing tasks
● Website design.
● Social media management.
● Accounting and bookkeeping.
This can be much more cost-efficient and effective than trying to tackle multiple specialized tasks yourself. Of course, you can always use easy DIY methods to help run your business. For instance, building your brand is made easier when you put a custom logo maker to work. You can quickly and easily make an attractive logo to carry your message across multiple platforms like your website and social media. Depending on what you sell, you can open an online store that offers customers a chance to buy your products directly. A site like Shopify can help you make short work of this.
Lifewise, you’re also better served hiring a house
cleaning service than you are using a day off to mop your floors and clean your
bathrooms. Instead, spend that time with your family, enjoying much-needed
Balance Your Budgets
According to Ask Money, you can reduce money stresses
at work and at home by developing reasonable budgets and sticking to
● Prioritize necessities.
● Take a lean approach to other
● Avoid getting into debt,
especially in the form of high-interest credit cards.
Getting in over your head can lead to a snowball effect in which you’re paying an excessive amount of interest while never making progress on reducing balances. You can also damage your business and personal credit if you overextend yourself. If you need a business loan, look to institutions that specialize in small business banking and lending practices. These institutions can help you explore different loan products that can help you meet your objectives.
When you are the heart and soul of your business and your home, it’s vital that you keep yourself healthy. If you get rundown, you, your business, and your family can all suffer.
● Get good rest by going to bed
and waking up at about the same time every day.
● Limit screen time before bed
if it interferes with your sleep.
● Eat healthy, well-balanced,
natural food meals.
● Resist the urge to try fad diets.
Also make an effort to stay hydrated, exercise on a regular basis, and get annual physicals so you can identify and treat any problems before they get out of hand. If you have a chronic illness, make sure it’s well managed and under control.
Being an entrepreneur can be exhilarating, fulfilling, and stressful, all at the same time. Making an effort to balance your passion for your work with your need for self-care takes concentrated effort, but can pay big dividends down the line.
About the author:
Natalie Jones enjoys
writing about home buying and hopes to inspire homeowners of all stages to
enjoy the perks of homeownership. She created homeownerbliss.info to
help soon-to-be homeowners in making their decision during house-hunting.
Natalie also loves spending time with her husband working on DIY projects for